Before & After: A Couple Give a Treasured Family Home a Fresh Start—Furniture and All

In São Paulo, architect Alexandre Skaff restores fixtures and furniture while updating a midcentury apartment that once belonged to his husband’s grandmother.

Renovations are always a challenge—but layer on iconic architecture, decades of family memories, and a personal relationship with the client, and a project becomes something else entirely. It’s no longer a space to transform freely, but rather an environment to be treated faithfully, a story to be followed.

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